A clas­sic story of jeal­ousy and be­trayal

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ON STAGE -

A LO­CAL the­atre com­pany will per­form a Shake­speare clas­sic as its next pro­duc­tion.

Shake­speare’s tale of jeal­ousy and re­venge, Othello, is Pend­ley The­atre Com­pany’s lat­est pro­duc­tion to be per­formed at the Court The­atre on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 2 to Satur­day, De­cem­ber 5. A cast of ten, new faces and old, per­form this abridged and in­ten­si­fied adap­ta­tion by Bill Oram who also di­rects.

“I’m really thrilled to be bring­ing this great play to The Court The­atre, a long-held am­bi­tion of mine,” Bill ex­plained. “The plot moves swiftly and the run­ning time of 90 min­utes will flash by.”

Othello is es­sen­tially a love story which takes a tragic turn. Othello ap­pears to have ev­ery­thing – a glit­ter­ing ca­reer and a lov­ing wife. The long-over­shad­owed Iago is con­sumed with ha­tred and jeal­ousy and his wife Emilia is un­wit­tingly drawn into his re­pug­nant plans for Othello’s down­fall, as are the young am­bi­tious Cas­sio and the less young Roderigo, would be suitor of Des­de­mona. Tick­ets cost £10 and are avail­able from www. courtthe­atre.co.uk or the box of­fice on 07543 560 478.

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